Standards Mapping
Mapa de estándares y competencias

Based on well researched language frameworks, the Level Learning team developed a set of systematic and demonstrable interpersonal oral, reading and writing levels and standards.

Basado en marcos lingüísticos bien investigados, el equipo de Level Learning ha desarrollado un conjunto de niveles y estándares sistemáticos y demostrables para la lectura, escritura y comunicación oral interpersonal.

  • Common Core / Estándares Estatales Comunes
  • Florida B.E.S.T. Standards
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
  • Text Leveling / Niveles de Complejidad de Texto

Level Learning’s levels and standards were developed based on well researched frameworks. Our reading and writing standards are developed and further unpacked from the Common Core Spanish Language Arts Standards. And our oral standards are developed and further unpacked from the ACTFL interpersonal oral CAN-DO statements. The diagrams below show how our standards are organized.

Level Learning added on the following two key points to support teachers carry out systematic and explicit differentiated instruction in a time efficient manner:

  • Instead of grade level, each one of our reading and writing standards is placed in context of a specific text complexity level. This text complexity level serves two purposes:
    • Skills such as inferences have different meaning when paired with text of different complexity levels (e.g. inference in a picture book vs. inference in a chapter book). It is important to contextualize each standard with the appropriate level of text.
    • We expect students to be able to work through multiple text complexity levels per school year.  These levels allow teachers to monitor progress and differentiate their instruction all through the school year.
  • Each standard/category in each text complexity level is further unpacked into a set of actionable and demonstratable learning objectives. Each learning objective is supported with :
    • teaching resources such as assessments, analytics, mini-lessons, activities and
    • independent practice resources such as books, quizzes, writing prompts, interactive oral games.

Language and Reading Standards
Estándares de lectura y lenguaje

Oral and Writing Standards
Estándares orales y de escritura

Level Learning’s standards address the same components and skills as the Florida B.E.S.T. standards. The diagrams (see below) of standard encoding of the Florida’s B.E.S.T standards and the Level Learning standards show the same components and skills are covered in the 4 language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Details of the mapping can be found here.

Level Learning added on the following two key points to support teachers carry out systematic and explicit differentiated instruction in a time efficient manner:

  • Instead of grade level, each one of our reading and writing standards is placed in context of a specific text complexity level. This text complexity level serves two purposes:
    • Skills such as inferences have different meaning when paired with text of different complexity levels (e.g. inference in a picture book vs. inference in a chapter book). It is important to contextualize each standard with the appropriate level of text.
    • We expect students to be able to work through multiple text complexity levels per school year.  These levels allow teachers to monitor progress and differentiate their instruction all through the school year.
  • Each standard/category in each text complexity level is further unpacked into a set of actionable and demonstratable learning objectives. Each learning objective is supported with :
    • teaching resources such as assessments, analytics, mini-lessons, activities and
    • independent practice resources such as books, quizzes, writing prompts, interactive oral games.

Florida B.E.S.T

Level Learning

Level Learning’s standards completely align with the TEKS Spanish language arts and reading standards across Kindergarten through Grade 8.

The Level Learning team has prepared a correlation guide to assist teachers in using the Level Learning platform to achieve the goals of the TEKS objectives.

Some important details in the correlation:

  • Each TEKS strand consists of a number of vertically aligned skills across grade levels. Level Learning standards also have similar vertical alignment design but each standard is aligned across a number of levels represented by letters. Each level represents increasing level of text complexity.
  • Each level is made up granular standards. Typically, one skill in a TEKS strand is mapped to more than one Level Learning standard and the one Level Learning standard spirals up through a number of levels.
  • Level Learning standards consists of the following sections:
    • Phonics curriculum : available in May, 2022
    • Fluency (F) : available in July, 2022
    • Language and Vocabulary standards (L) : already in pilot
    • Reading standards for Literature (RL) : already in pilot
    • Reading standards for Informational Text (RI) : available in March 2022
    • Oral standards (O) : available in May, 2022
    • Reading Strategy Development : available in July, 2022
    • Writing (W) : available in Feb, 2023
Mapping between Vista Level Spanish and TEKS Strand 2

This correlation chart illustrates how Learning A-Z levels approximately correlate to other leveling systems commonly found in leveled reading materials.

Esta tabla de correlación muestra cómo los niveles de Level Learning se correlacionan aproximadamente con otros sistemas de nivelación comúnmente usados en materiales de lectura nivelados en español.

This chart is based on the Lexile® Framework Chart and the Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Leveling System and is not endorsed by any of these entities.

Esta tabla se basa en el marco Lexile® y el Sistema de nivelación de lectura guiada de Fountas & Pinnell y no está respaldado por ninguna de estas entidades.